Though the information was only labeled classified after Clinton left her role as secretary of state, the revelation contradicts her earlier statements denying sending or receiving messages containing sensitive material.
The State Department cited national-security concerns as the reason for heavily redacting Clinton’s messages.
The Democratic presidential frontrunner was one of more than 40 State Department officials whose emails were redacted because of national security, The Washington Post reports. However, as State Department spokesman John Kirby points out, “classification is not always a black-and-white, binary judgment,” he said. “Responsible people can draw different conclusions.” Read more at The Washington Post.